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Live auction - bgr_741454 - CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos, statère ou didrachme

CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos, statère ou didrachme AU/MS
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Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 280-272 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarente
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 6,54 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle, notamment au revers. Frappe plus brouillée au droit mais il reste agréable. Revers fantastique avec tout les détails visibles. Patine grise avec de légers reflets dorés
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Obverse description : Cavalier nu au pas à droite, couronnant son cheval.
Obverse legend : FILOKRA/ NK.


Reverse description : Taras nu, chevauchant un dauphin à gauche, tenant une Niké de la main droite et un trident de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : TARAS/ ARIST.

Historical background

CALABRIA - Taranto

(281-272 BC)

Pyrrhus strategist, king of Epirus (295-272 avant J.-C.)

Following the arrival of Pyrrhus in Italy, 281 BC, the consul L. Aemilius Barbula devastated the territory of Tarentum after the destruction of a Roman fleet in the Gulf of Taranto. Pyrrhus, with his elephants and to everyone's surprise, won the indecisive Battle of Heraclea in 279 BC, hence the term "Pyrrhic victory" which equates to a victory which leaves the winner if Out of a defeat would not weakened more.

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